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ERIC Number: ED124493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 192
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Values of the American Heritage: Challenges, Case Studies, and Teaching Strategies. The Bicentennial Yearbook, 46th Yearbook.
Ubbelohde, Carl, Ed.; Fraenkel, Jack R., Ed.
This 1976 Bicentennial Yearbook shows how the values expressed in the Declaration of Independence have been applied in specific episodes of U.S. history and provides current teaching strategies for values education. In the first and major part of the book, ideas about values associated with the birth of the nation are explored and traced as generations of Americans attempted to apply the values of "real life" circumstances. Four case studies examine how the values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness were expressed in conflict situations in U.S. history. The first case study explores the meaning of "life" as applied to the impressment of American sailors by foreign powers. The second case study examines the meaning of "liberty" in the challenge of Susan B. Anthony to gain equal political rights for women. The third case study also examines the meaning of "liberty" in the struggle of the Mormons to be free from an oppressive government. The fourth case study details the meaning of the "pursuit of happiness" as illustrated in the collision between individualistic and societal interpretations of the antitrust movement against the Standard Oil Company about 1900. In a natural sequel to the historical treatment of Part I, Part II of the yearbook addresses instruction about values in a contemporary setting. It is concerned with the issues of values education and provides practical teaching suggestions. Included are philosophical definitions, questioning strategies, role-playing activities, and classroom techniques for analyzing value-conflicting dilemmas. (Author/DE)
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